[OS X Emacs] synctex in Aquamacs
Joseph C. Slater PE, PhD
joseph.slater at wright.edu
Thu Aug 14 15:02:37 EDT 2008
On Aug 14, 2008, at 1:43 PM, Rick Zaccone wrote:
>> I never did say thank you for this. I did slightly different from
>> this. I used the
>> Customize AUCTeX:teX Command:Latex Command
>> menu item after noting that there were a lot of '%' signs that I
>> didn't understand (and didn't feel like disturbing after my first
>> attempts didn't work). All I had to do there was change
>> pdflatex -synctex=1
>> Much nicer.
>> Thanks for guiding me through. It had been a while.
> Now that Skim now has support for SyncTeX, I would like to get this
> to work too.
> Which version of Aquamacs are you using? I'm using 1.5RC2. If I
> select Customize AUCTeX -> Tex Command -> LaTeX Command, the current
> value is latex, not pdflatex. I format my documents from within
> Aquamacs and it uses pdflatex. Why is the value not pdflatex?
My bad. I believe the default output of latex is now pdf, so calling
pdflatex is not necessary anymore. latex is actually an alias to
However, that should have worked. My entry actually reads
> If I try invoking pdflatex from the command line with
> pdflatex -synctex=1
> it tells me
> pdflatex: unrecognized option `-synctex=1'
> This is pdfTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.40.3 (Web2C 7.5.6)
> Do I need a newer version of pdflatex?
Yes. Unfortunately right now it means building it yourself. MacTeX
isn't out yet. Heck, TeXLive 2008 is still in testing. I'm just a
maniac! It's download and build from http://tug.org/texlive/
acquire.html as far as I know.
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